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Guvnor

The Guvnor
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That's quite right @Maddz . I have a Kindle Keyboard so I buy a book, it comes to my Kindle, I take it off my Kindle with Calibre on my MacBook.

Can I then send it to an Oasis using a cable from calibre or as a file using email and then Whispersync.

It's a different workflow, I realise.
 

Dom

Administrator
Staff member
You can email a file to your kindle account and it then becomes available for all your devices. I’m not sure if it whispersyncs though.

The Oasis is lovely.
 

Maddz

Rune Priest
That's quite right @Maddz . I have a Kindle Keyboard so I buy a book, it comes to my Kindle, I take it off my Kindle with Calibre on my MacBook.

Can I then send it to an Oasis using a cable from calibre or as a file using email and then Whispersync.

It's a different workflow, I realise.
Not being particularly familiar with Kindles, I don't know for sure. I've always used Kobos or generic Android e-readers which can be side-loaded via USB. If it came with a data transfer cable, then I expect you can. My first e-readers I side-loaded onto SD cards (the Palm m500 & the Hanlin).

I've always used the email file transfer method on the rare occasion I need to get books into my account that didn't come from Amazon, but then I've never owned a physical Kindle, just the apps.
 
Ah.. that's good to know.. what sort of life?
I can't really give you an hours figure, but compared to the old basic Kindle I had it was probably half that at best. One of the joys of an ereader to me is not worrying about having to charge it up all the time and the Oasis seemed to be a big step backwards, although as a unit it really is nice to use. I've gone back to using an old Sony model without a fancy backlight and tiny battery.

As long as you have a registered Kindle device (including Amazon Fire tablets) you can download content from the Kindle store to a PC, run it through Calibre and then load it onto an ereader. There are actually loads of alternatives to Kindles, they just don't show up prominently in UK shops.
 
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I can't really give you an hours figure, but compared to the old basic Kindle I had it was probably half that at best. One of the joys of an ereader to me is not worrying about having to charge it up all the time and the Oasis seemed to be a big step backwards, although as a unit it really is nice to use. I've gone back to using an old Sony model without a fancy backlight and tiny battery.

As long as you have a registered Kindle device (including Amazon Fire tablets) you can download content from the Kindle store to a PC, run it through Calibre and then load it onto an ereader. There are actually loads of alternatives to Kindles, they just don't show up prominently in UK shops.
Registered Kindle devices include the apps as well as the hardware. I've never owned a Kindle - mostly because I started on e-reading very early and had multiple formats, so needed something that could cope. Early Kindles were very limited in that regard, and still are IMO. It's also why I prefer Kobo devices if I must buy proprietary hardware.

My main issue at the moment is blocking the app auto upgrades so I can continue downloading azw format files. Replacing the Upgrades folder in the Kindle folder with an empty text file named Upgrades seems to have done the trick (at least for the moment). I've no objection to changing formats - it's DRM I object to, especially when the item is sold without DRM and gets it applied in any case (which is what happens when you download kfx files).

Sooner or later, I guess Amazon will drop the azw format completely. When they do, I expect I will end up buying from Kobo and other retailers exclusively.
 

Dom

Administrator
Staff member
Surely always in airplane mode?
Yes. I’ll get 2-3 books out of a charge that way. Big volumes may eat most of the charge though. Big reason is that it has a lot more backlights to even it up (and I guess to support the amber mode).

That said, it has physical buttons, a big screen, amber hued light and it’s waterproof. These balance off the life issues. I’d fire my Kindle Voyage back up if I was really worried about the battery life.

Edit: the backlight and amber hue are important to me as I read a lot in bed with the light out so as not to disturb the better half.
 
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